PLEASE DON'T TAKE IT TOO SERIOUS these relationships aren't thought very thoroughly, it's only basic-to-medium knowledge
But somebody has to fill this blank space on Hetalia map which is Middle East okay
Except for Lebanon and Syria, these OCs' looks nor characters aren't developped already, so they might change! ESPECIALLY Iran I want to work him out soon
Persia & Hetalia (c)
Palestine (c) (sorry I'm not very happy with they way he turned out here ;-; but he's the best Palestine OC I've seen so far so if I draw anything involving Palestine he'll surely be included)
Lebanon (fav.me/d9a3q1e) & all the unmentioned (c) me
why html links don't work, dA?
First Gen Persian-American here, I really love how cute you made Iran and Persia.
I like how Arabia is just the grand mother of like all the modern states. I like to think that (and I mean this with complete respect to Arabian nations and people) that she had an affair with almost every power in the region, hence why the Levant is so Arab, despite not having much shared history until the rise of the Caliphates.
I also like how Israel is just completely cut off from the rest of the family tree, but still belongs. Like a sort of neighbor that was there first and was adopted by the new families. (I'm not going to getting into an Israel/Palestine debate here, I'm not an expert on this.)
And I like how sullen/serious Syria looks. This fits, she's had it rough as of late.
Also, Kurdistan, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait and Palestine all look so young, which again fits.
It's little details like those that make me really like these designs. Well done.
first off that theory that they are related to the khazars only applies to the ashkenazi Jews not the other Jews, also very few khazars actualy became Jewish and those that did would have been outnumbered by the none khazarian Jews.
we do know that some Jews did intermarry with the khazarians, as records tell that the khagan of khazaria married a Jew, however the khazars genetic and cultural imprint on the Jewish people is very small, especially when compared to the european imprint.
looking at Yiddish a language spoken by Jews, there is no trace of khazarian in the language, same goes for the other Jewish languages, european Jews also feature no Turkish physical traits.
According to old books, while the UK actually had their own Palestine flag under their control (which honestly look fugly) books like the 1939 Larousse Encyclopedia used one of several then accepted Zionist flags as the flag of Palestine www.factualisrael.com/wp-conte…
anyways, putting my useless history lesson aside great pic!
also the Khazars didn’t convert to Judaism on mass, so to say that the residents of modern Israel are all descended from them is pretty ridiculous as the khazars were few.
Saying that Israel’s population is just Europeans that converted to Judaism is rediculous, especially since most of its population consists of Arabic Jews whom were driven out of their home countries due to the hatred many Arabs had for Israel and Judaism.
israel didn’t steal any land from Palestine, their are Arab Muslims that still live in Israel and serve in the Israeli army. and Jerusalem the capital city has its own Muslim section. Not to mention Israel has offered Palestine its own state several times, it’s not Israel’s fault that Palestine is be stubborn.
Also, Don't bring up the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It's a waste of time to even argue. Just live life and be happy.